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73 liquor bottles with illegal Indian – ‘Nationality of 20 persons not reinstated’

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Two officers from Farwaniya Security Command arrested an Indian for violating the law and for the possession of 73 bottles of local alcohol, reports Al-Rai daily.

While patrolling in Hassawi, the officers noticed the erratic movement of the vehicle so they signaled for the driver, an Indian, to pull over for routine inspection. When the officers checked the suspect’s documents, they found out that his residency permit has expired. Since he looked confused, the securitymen decided to search the car thoroughly and this led to the discovery of 73 bottles of alcohol.

The seized bottles of alcohol and the Indian were referred to the concerned security department for legal measures. He was also referred to the Residency Investigation Affairs Department for questioning and other necessary action.

Meanwhile, Jahra securitymen arrested a Kuwaiti citizen and a Bedoun man who were found in a drunken state on a sidewalk in Saad Al-Abdullah area, reports Al-Rai daily.

When the Operations Room of Ministry of Interior received a number of calls from girls who complained that the two men have been annoying them while they are walking in the area, securitymen rushed to the location and seized the two men.

They found a bottle of locally manufactured liquor with them. When asked about it, one of them said he bought it for KD 2.

Both suspects were arrested and referred with the liquor bottle to the police station of the area for necessary legal action.

‘Nationality of 20 persons not reinstated’ – Ruling overturned

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: The Court of Appeals has overturned the verdict issued by the Administrative Court which obligated Ministry of Interior to return Kuwaiti citizenship to 20 members of a family who were accused of obtaining the citizenship through forgery, reports Al-Qabas daily.

The verdict issued by the Court of First Instance Court had obligated Ministry of Interior to return the revoked citizenships. This verdict was issued in line with the authority of the court to judge lawsuits concerning citizenships.

In the last session of the Court of Appeals, counsel to the government Lawyer Ali Al-Munawer said the verdict issued by Administrative Court is no longer valid on the basis of the Kuwaiti law and the judiciary regulations.

He stressed that the recent verdicts indicate the judicial authority is not authorized to judge cases related to citizenship.

Lawyer Al-Munawer explained that the parliamentary session held on April 12, 2017 did not accept the proposal presented by a number of MPs for amending item No. 5 of article 1 related to citizenships. This stance reflects the lawmakers’ point of view not to include citizenship cases under the authority of the judiciary.


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